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No matter what your age, you can keep your skin looking like a teenager's by paying attention to the four pillars of youthful skin:
Paying attention to these four pillars increases prabha, the natural luster and glow of the skin, and it is important to address all four aspects from the inside and the outside.
To nourish your skin from the inside, The Council recommends following the ayurvedic dietary guidelines for the season and your skin/body type. In addition, try adjusting your diet to become more skin-friendly:
Sauté the spices in ghee (clarified butter), add steamed vegetables and stir. Cook for a few minutes to allow the spices to be absorbed.
Turmeric is the greatest friend of your skin because it is deeply purifying and is also a potent antioxidant. Cumin and fenugreek purify the blood and fat tissue, and black pepper and turmeric do the same, plus cleanse rasa (nutrient fluid) and sweat (the waste product of fat tissue). All of these factors have a direct link to the health and appearance of the skin.
For internal rehydration, drink more pure water; eat sweet, juicy fruits; and include moderate amounts of high-quality fats such as ghee or olive oil in your diet. A completely fat-free diet is unhealthy for the skin, and diminishes both luster and aura. But always cook fats with skin-friendly spices to improve digestion and absorption.
For external rehydration, massage daily before your bath or shower with the Youthful Skin Massage Oil: this oil includes herbs such as Sacred Lotus, Sandalwood, and Ashwagandha. The Youthful Skin Massage Oil is formulated for enhanced absorption, has an anti-aging effect, and increases glow and luster. It is the most effective oil for youthfulness, and incorporates new processing techniques that result in faster absorption and more satisfying aroma.
Facial skin can benefit from the deep-layer lipid support offered by the Youthful Skin Oil. Here's a tip for fast, even, light application: barely moisten your hands, then pour 3-4 drops of the oil onto one palm. Rub your palms together to spread the oil, then pat your palms on your face to apply the oil. Gently massage it in with your fingertips, using even, upward strokes.
This time-tested beauty aid was recommended by traditional royal physicians for the queens of India to enhance glow and luster of the skin:
The number one detoxification target should be the colon. If you have a problem with Apana Vata and are constipated, for instance, your skin will only become dryer and duller. Take daily walks, eat more fibrous foods, and drink plenty of water. If you still have irregular bowel movements, take Herbal Cleanse.
To seasonally detoxify from within, take Elim-Tox-O along with Organic Genitrac for 45 days whenever the seasons are in the process of changing: in the transition weeks between summer and fall, fall and winter, winter and spring, and spring and summer.
If you are under continuous stress, it often shows up immediately on the face as a drawn, dull look. Stressed people have trouble sleeping — and lack of sleep causes stress, so it's important to take care of both factors at the same time.
The Youthful Skin Cream is the age-defying skin cream that enhances all four pillars of youthfulness from the outside. It rehydrates the skin, provides lipid support, contains oils that enhance collagens, and maintains the balance between collagens and elastins. Powerful ayurvedic herbs such as Gotu Kola, Sensitive Plant, Flame-of-the-Forest and Albizzia lebbeck provide holistic, balanced support for all facets of skin health to keep skin looking young, smooth and supple, no matter what your age. "Since I have started using the Youthful Skin Cream, I notice that my skin is not so dry in winter," said Theresa, age 50. "I spend a lot of time outside, and was developing crow's feet at the side of my eyes. After using Youthful Skin Cream, I hardly have any wrinkles left. And the ones that are still there don't show much, because my skin is so deeply nourished. My friends tell me that I look much more vibrant than other people my age."